Woodland

Feeling SAD

Every year around the start of Autumn I start to feel frustrated and rather low for no real reason other than that the dark evenings drawing in earlier each day. Although I haven’t been to the doctor to have it...

Autumn in the wood

I adore observing the dramatic change in seasons in the wood. Although I dread the dark nights, the colours of autumn are somewhat a fair compromise. Members of Outdoor Blogger are blogging with the theme of Autumnwatch this month, so I...

Clean windows kill

A couple of weeks ago I cleaned our windows for the first time in… well, I’m not going to admit how long. Having unique windows somewhat similar to Velux windows in the way that they are in the roof and...

Meet Magnus the magpie

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter then you will have already been subjected to my inundation of Magnus the magpie-related posts. Magnus was a helpless, boney chick with feather quills emerging from his pink skin when we took...

Mr Fox caught on camera

For the last few days the wildlife camera has been positioned on the trunk of a tree about 20 meteres from the house with some ferret food scattered below it to tempt Mr Fox into view. Getting up each morning...

Life and death in the wood

For me, one of the most difficult aspects of keeping animals, watching wildlife and rescuing wildlife is coming to terms with death.  Even though I have experienced animal death tens of times in my lifetime I still find it hard...

An orphaned song thrush chick

Meet the first (and hopefully last) of this year’s rescues; a song thrush chick. Every year we get birds nesting in the most inconvenient of places (for us) such as the log splitter, the wood pile, the mini digger and...